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Disrupt the View: A Conversation with Arlene Shechet

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

Oct 07 2022
Disrupt the View: A Conversation with Arlene Shechet

Polymnia, c. 1744–45, a porcelain figurine from the collection of the Busch-Reisinger Museum beside Arlene Shechet’s Sexy Baby Eyes, 2012; © Arlene Shechet. Image courtesy of the artist.

Join contemporary sculptor Arlene Shechet for a closer look at her one-of-a kind installation Disrupt the View at the Harvard Art Museums.

In her installation Disrupt the View: Arlene Shechet at the Harvard Art Museums, contemporary sculptor Arlene Shechet presents her recent work alongside historical German, Japanese, and Chinese porcelain objects from the Harvard Art Museums.

Join curator Lynette Roth as she talks with Shechet about her artistic process, her past collaborations with German porcelain manufactory workers, and how she recontextualizes these remarkable objects to speak to the larger history of labor, class, and

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Free admission, but seating is limited, and reservations are required. Reservations may be arranged by clicking on the event on this form beginning on Tuesday, September 27, after 10am.

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Doors will open at 5:30pm from the Broadway entrance for gallery access, and at 6:00pm for seating for the lecture. The lecture begins at 6:30pm. Before the lecture, guests are invited to visit the exhibition on Level 1.


Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


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